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Mrs. Narvia Jane (Mama Staley) Brown Williams was born on September 28, 1919 in Randolph County to the late Lee and Alma Green Brown. She departed this earthy life on March 19, 2017 in Bronx, New York. At an early age she joined Piney Ridge United Methodist Church. She married the late Ted D. Williams and joined Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Burlington, NC and remained a loving and faithful wife until his death. Narvia never forgot the Christian value she received at Piney Ridge UMC. She moved to Bronx, New York after the death of her husband to live with her daughter Frances. Narvia retired from Pilot Life Insurance Company, Greensboro, NC and Twin Lakes Retirement Center, Burlington NC  after many years of service. She was a life time member of Old North State Elks Temple #142 Greensboro, NC serving for 61 years and a member of Progressive Council #1 receiving her past state president PST honors under the GP Tam and Pageant Club #21. She also served as president, vice-president of local PSP Club. She remained an active member and working diligently until her heath begin to decline. Narvia was a member of the Alamance Chapter #444 Order of East Star for 42 years, Daughters of Imperial Court El; Jebel Court #48    also served as past Commandress of EL; Jebel Court. “Mama Staley” as she affectionately called was love by family and friends and  she never refused anyone who needed a meal or a place to lay their head. With God’s grace and blessing she lived to witness 5 generations. Beside her husband and parents Narvia was proceeded in death by Four brothers, Walter, Manley and Roscoe, Audia Lee Brown. Narvia leaves precious memories to her dedicated daughter Frances (Mohammed) Meishaun of the Bronx, New York. Adopted daughter Emma Jean Scott; Greensboro NC. One  Grand-daughter  Frances Ernestine Montague, Greensboro, NC One sister Mattie Ruth Staley, Seagrove NC;  Two sister-in laws Pearly Brown, Seagrove, NC, Alberta Brown, Greensboro, NC. Two Great Grandson Tarvis Y Montague, Angel Hooker. Three Great Grand- daughters Bonita Green; Jeanelle Green-Lewis (James), Monica Hooker. Three Great Great Grandsons Travis Green, Jaquan Woods, Kenji Baldwin all of Greensboro NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. A wake will be held at the Cassie Coote-Brown Memorial Chapel; 909 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401 from 6-7:30pm on Friday, March 24, 2017. A service honoring her life will be held at Piney Ridge United Methodist Church; 4926 Piney Ridge Church Road, Seagrove North Carolina, 27341 on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The visitation will begin at 11:00 am and the service will follow at 11:30am. The interment will take place following the service at the Piney Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    I am sending my condolences to the family. When someone we love dies its very painful. But the Bible talks about God doing away with pain at Rev 21:4. May the God of comfort provide solace to your family at this time.
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    Just wanted to let you know ,that our prayers are with you .we know that she will be missed.Now is her time to rest in God's loving arms,a place of rest and peace.Daughters of Old North State Elk Temple #142
    ~ Old North State Elk Temple #142   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    I would like to express my sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one; may your hearts find these promises from God's word comforting; "All those in the memorial tombs(graves)will hear his voice and come out"John 5:28,29. "There will be no more sickness" Isaiah 33:24. "And he will swallow up death forever"Isaiah 25:8. Do not dismay, God has promised and soon, it shall be so Titus 1:2
    ~ Bobbi